By Fareed Zakaria, CNN
If you look at job creation over the last 20 years in America, you'll notice that we haven't been able to create any jobs in what is called the "tradable sector" of the economy – those jobs that are subject to global competition. The jobs we've created have almost entirely been in industries like health care, government and construction, which are basically local industries shielded from global competition.
You can't outsource the building of a New York skyscraper to a Chinese worker. You can't outsource a nurse. The other great force coursing through the economy – technology – has created new companies but it's had a more mixed record in creating tens of thousands of new jobs.
Note, this is not a partisan point. We've netted no new jobs in over 20 years. That's under Obama, under the Bush years with tax cuts, under Clinton with balanced budget and deregulation.
Most Americans sense that we are in a new world.